A 33-year old man was arrested in New York after being accused attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama. Politico.com is reporting that 33-year old Brent Dickinson has been arrested by the Secret Service and is also being accused of threatening to murder school children. His comments appeared on a White House message board.
Dickinson is being charged with two counts of making terroristic threats, and his bail is set at $100,000.
“In both instances, it is alleged that the defendant intended to murder the intended targets,” said District Attorney James Murphy. “While the threat was not specific as to which elementary school, I believe we can never be too careful, especially in light of the recent case of the horrific school shooting in Ohio and elsewhere across the country.”
The man faces up to seven years in prison if he is convicted.